I started making jewelry several years ago and recently got back into it. In doing so, I realized I wanted to create a blog series to cover the jewelry-making basics that I learned as I got started, and this post is kicking it off! This series will be VERY basic and intended for total newbies … Continue reading Introduction to Jewelry 101: A Guide for the Clueless Newbie Jewelry Maker
Learning anything new is really about trial and error, emphasis on the ‘error’. And while experience is the best teacher, I also think it is important for us to share our mistakes and advice, especially when avoiding a mistake can save you money and/or time. Here are some mistakes that I have made while learning … Continue reading Modern Calligraphy Mistakes I’ve Made So You Don’t Make Them Too
I touched on this in a prior post and felt it warranted more detail. The right paper is just as important as the right pen when it comes to mastering modern calligraphy - and when it comes to finished products. For this post, though, I am focusing on my favorite papers to use for practice. … Continue reading Best Paper for Modern Calligraphy Practice
If you’re interested in starting modern calligraphy, the good news is that it’s really affordable to start out! The bad news is, as with any hobby or craft, the expenses can add up fast. Here are my tips for maintaining a modern calligraphy hobby without breaking the bank. Start small. With the vast amount of … Continue reading Modern Calligraphy On A Budget
This post was actually inspired by another post that I’m working on; in an attempt to quickly define “modern calligraphy”, I realized a quick definition was not going to happen without a separate post for the full one. Outlining the definitions of and differences between modern calligraphy, calligraphy, hand-lettering, and handwriting will really help you … Continue reading What is Modern Calligraphy?